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"Thus it is easy to understand how law, instead of checking injustice, becomes the invincible weapon of injustice. It is easy to understand why the law is used by the legislator to destroy in varying degrees among the rest of the people, their personal independence by slavery, their liberty by oppression, and their property by plunder. This is done for the benefit of the person who makes the law, and in proportion to the power he holds."
"...it erases from everyone's conscience the distinction between justice and injustice. No society can exist unless the laws are respected to a certain degree. The safest way to make laws respected is to make them respectable. When law and morality contradict each other, the citizen has the cruel alternative of either losing his moral sense or losing his respect for the law."
--1848 "THE LAW" by Claude Frederic Bastiat, French economist, statesman, author, and philosopher.
"Mortgage Crisis in a Nutshell" (video), professor of law & researcher John Campbell (click to view)
DOCUMENTARY FILM TRAILER
"Quantum of Justice"
by a bay area homeowner and self represented litigant
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November 8, 2019 This assault on reason and my rights has taken a definite toll on body-mind. But that means new resources and upgraded resilience rises to the occasion. We are challenged of course. But we are not afraid. We are outraged but we are not consumed by the toxicity wielded by the unfortunate choices of those who have abandoned honor of word, deed and civil exchange. In all the study of law and writing of drafts soon to be released for final transmission, we forgot that sites like Zillow usually take "public records" as true on its face when the truth is a vastly different story. Throughout the entire controversy all we have insisted on is that payments and the loan contract be made opposite the proven owner of the loan and debt; and not its debt-collector agent who proves it is unclear or even clueless of the true identity of that owner. This is known as proving "standing" so we cure the ambiguity. It would be wrong to saddle our grown children with years more of this damaging and costly ambiguity of just who the "obligee" is opposite us the "obliger" on a Note. Instead, third party apparent interlopers attack not to be paid but to take our very homes -- in violation of one or more laws do these entities commit such well-dressed but blatant savagery.
What's "savage" about making sure debts get paid by debtors who owe some injured party? Question for an answer: "WHO and WHERE is this injured party I owe? Prove it. And if you're NOT that entity and a mere debt collector for someone who is so thin in this courtroom as to be invisible, then kindly step aside for I have summoned into this court of law the entity who is injured by my temporary payment-stoppage, in order that I may PAY that entity directly and not through an unproven agent (mortgage-servicer); thus curing the injury, clearing my name, ending the controversy and keeping my house.
HOWEVER AFTER YEARS OF HOLDING TO PRINCIPLE, RECENTLY IN EXHAUSTION THIS HOMEOWNER FINALLY decided to pay "ransom" to the debt collector after YEARS of total non-appearance and failure to prove even the existance of an actual loan and debt OWNER opposite the homeowner.
Therefore TENDER OF FULL PAYOFF in Dollars was proven at the ready, proof of funds in writing by signed loan approvals from reputable valid loan brokerage, title pulled and escrow opened by seasoned professional title officer awaiting wiring instructions from the debt collector. Yes all in writing and duly provided to decision-makers by email .... who instead OBSTRUCTED their own wire transfer after agreeing in writing to accept it, and obstructed HOMEOWNER'S RIGHT TO TENDER FULL PAYOFF, when they deliberately failed at law to cancel the "foreclosure auction." They trampled law and contract and held the event and now put in writing that they believe they violated no laws in attempt to strip us of over $500,000 of OUR FAMILY'S EQUITY. It is this very equity that qualified us for the "hard money loan" to tender their (unproven, unvalidated ransom) full payoff in the first place.
Their response apparently effectively was: "If we drop all communication entirely for twelve straight days despite these written proof of funds in our email inbox, thus obstruct homeowner's proven tender of full payoff, we can collude to cause the greatest injury to the homeowner who would lose her only home and real property and its entire equity plus her only current income -- while we and our co-conspirators gain much more than this paltry full payoff -- the entire house AND homeowner's equity is ours at fire sale price we rig for ourselves . And we and our partners can run the entire scheme from square one all over again, to which we've become irresistibly incentivized. Yes incentivized to take this family home of 54 years from these people because ... we will twist and contrive our way to do it -- against all known laws and right-doing. See? We did it."
Our response: "No. We remain completely in lawful possession.
We do not consent. Not on my watch."
Zillow updated HERE.
October 6, 2019
Not Your Fairy Tale
So today is October 6, 2019 and what follows here is a voicemail message that I was leaving the title escrow officer, a very nice woman whose been calling me back to support me. She's witnessed this whole transpire, this whole thing over this last few days, the few days leading up to the impossibly egregious trustee sale. All of us were completely ready, at the ready, to fund full payoff. She had escrow open, lender was ready to post the funds into it, we were simply waiting wiring instructions from Nationstar's attorneys.
What Nationstar and their attorneys did between September 13th and 25th was deliberately and repugnantly obstruct my right to post full payoff once it was proven and shown I had the funds at the ready. They wrote they would be accepting my payment in full but at the same time refused to cancel the sale event on my house; then obstructed their own wire transfer by dropping all communications -- and finally telling the world I failed to post the payoff before the date of sale which they'd refused to cancel when they contracted to full payoff.
This series of actions appear to be a deliberate obstruction of homeowner's "right to tender" and "right to equitable redemption" of real property, as well as a violations of "California Homeowners' Bill of Rights."
So, which of us is forcing the matter back into courts? Not I.
NATIONSTAR AND YOUR ATTORNEYS: "I task you to apply Contract Law and Reason, which is "clean clear mind = sanity": Take a look at Nationstar's September 2019 monthly statement mailed to me at my home address, billing one Renee S Ramos (that is I) aka Yamagishi, and just a few inches below my name see the line item "Full Payoff: $694,992.16." PLEASE CONSIDER the "four corners" of this CONTRACT proffered (presented as the one offering the contract) by your client Nationstar, to myself. Consider what transpired -- ALL OF WHAT TRANSPIRED - between parties of interest and their attorneys - from approximately August 10th to September 26, 2019 -- may I suggest you review your email paper trail as well as telephone call incoming call logs.
As you review this please counselors, please remember that the "obliger" on that CONTRACT has a name, printed on the same document i.e. on Nationstar's September 2019 statement mailed to the Mathews Street address; and the named obliger BY CONTRACT HAS THE RIGHT TO POST FULL PAYOFF BECAUSE FULL PAYOFF EXTINGUISHES THE LIEN CLAIMED AS DUE AND PAYABLE BY THE VERY CONTRACT PROFERRED by the debt collector, which is the invoiced "mortgage statement" demanding a "full payoff" as the CURE which extinguishes the claim of lien. At law, this is known as "right to tender."
A PROPERTY OWNER'S EQUITABLE RIGHT OF REDEMPTION IS THE LAW IN ALL 50 STATES. And Homeowner's Right to Tender Full Payoff is common law equity -- it makes "common sense," and it is a "right" because it is correct and a cure to the controversy and results in the most equitable (fair, just, well-reasoned, BALANCED) RESULT FOR ALL PARTIES. No entity has the right to deliberately obstruct the homeowner's full tender upon her written proof of funds and written notice those funds are posting forthwith -- and to obstruct for the purpose of stripping homeowner of house, home and equity in one fell swoop via a trustee sale event it should have cancelled! CalHBOR, law which governs here, supports the concept.
Claimant is Nationstar by way of its attorneys -- and when "full payoff" is indicated in writing then COOPERATION and COMMUNICATION on deadlines, dollar amounts, detailed instructions for payment and other normal business practices are in order. To this end and to their credit, Nationstar's attorneys did send their September 12, 2019 email indicating clearly in writing that they agreed to receive "full payoff minus $5,000 discount." But the email then falls short of the Equitable Right rule as well as it advertised their intention to violate state law, i.e., California Homeowners' Bill of Rights and other laws, when it announced it would NOT, however, remove or push back the sale date!
"Reinstatement" is a completely different animal from "full payoff." Reinstatement is paying back all "missed payments" but then requires an ongoing loan modification for the remainder of the outstanding balance -- THIS WAS NOT --- NOT --- NOT A reinstatement between Obliger and Nationstar. See the approval loan documents at right -- funding was posted FOR PAYMENT-IN-FULL and ready to wire transfer to satisfy the entire claim, once and for all (YES, WRITTEN PROOF GIVEN - see right). Please therefore, attorneys, refrain from becoming confused that this was a "reinstatement" scenario, thank you. And please review 2924.11 CalHBOR.
Nationstar's attorneys did not successfully complete the logical loop -- which is that they proffered a contract to me in which I am an equal and opposite "real party in interest" charged with a claim of lien in a specific dollar amount charged against me monthly. When full payoff is offered from the opposite party - the CONTRACT ITSELF obligates the claimant to COOPERATE with their own demand and claim as RECIPIENT / PAYEE on their own CONTRACT issued, printed , proffered and mailed to a named OBLIGOR/PAYOR.
Hence we have unlawful and egregiously injurious BREACH OF CONTRACT committed by Nationstar and their legal team; and violations of at least two other applicable governing laws.
Maxims of Law and specifically of Equity apply; integrity of word and deed, moral conduct based on PRINCIPLES of "Right" and "Wrong" are all in play here:
"Equity will not suffer a wrong to be without a remedy."
"Equity will not allow a statute to be used as a cloak for fraud."
"Equity abhors a forfeiture."
“Basically, I was pointing out that it was a huge, very, very injurious, incorrect breach of contract. When decision-makers such as Nationstar or their attorneys, and Aztec, I suppose, whoever the decision-makers were, knowing full well that we were in contract for full payoff, with all the proof … and even before I met Tom and Todd and you .. through our emails (with attorneys), huge breach. It shows bad faith at the very least. You don't contract for full payoff and then have the possibility of going to trustee sale. Period. The two things are completely… !
So I'm going to have to obviously seek a court of competent jurisdiction to point all this out and I've just been learning what I have to learn and preparing what I have to write for this. But basically, that's all I was going to lay out. That I've come in honor all this time. I wouldn't have wasted Todd's time and your time and Tom's time, I wouldn't have wasted David Kindopp’s … you know there were three reputable, professional hard money lenders [and] I had to finally weed through all of the other dross and find you guys.
I wouldn't have wasted my time or your time at all unless we had a contract for full payoff. They completely breached it. It's there, it's in black and white, there is no ambiguity there. Complete breach of contract causing irreparable egregious harm against me that has to be remedied. That's all there is to it. My status as title owner in lawful possession doesn't obliterate at the stroke of midnight like Cinderella. Full payoff posted by me.”
Okay, so that's the voicemail, I just played it back, that went to Teresa Harris, title escrow officer that has been in contact with me and she's been nice enough to just spend extra time with me on the phone checking up to see how things are going. She was right there front and center with me and Tom Modica, the hard money loan broker with whom she's been acquainted and worked with for six or seven years I hear, watching this whole thing unfold. She was the one that opened escrow and said, “Tell them I've opened escrow, we are ready to go.” And Tom Modica was the one whose loan I accepted and signed for; so we had signed loan approval by Tom, myself and his lender ready to fund escrow!
And, boom, we are going to trustee sale. What? No, it doesn't work that way. That means that was bad faith all along. If there was always a possibility of going to trustee sale just because the date rolled around, the calendar turned around and came to September 25th at 12:30, that means that that was just a bunch of bad… Actually it was contract fraud. Right?
Because if you are saying in email, we are fully ready to accept full payoff -- in fact we will take $5000 off and I say, okay, I'm looking at the statement so that means you are up at $689,992.16, right? Okay. I'm talking to hard money lenders. And then, oh, could you please get back to us? The whole story. Silence. No email returns, no phone call returns. Loan brokers reaching out. She (Nationstar’s attorney) did talk to one loan broker on the 23rd and I had emails from that point on. From definitely the 20th. I think from even the 16th or 17th on left voicemails, hey, I'm talking to hard money lenders. Nothing.
As if they could actually put in writing that they were in contract with me for full payoff, I could respond and say, yup, I'm posting full payoff as soon as I get the funding in and escrow open and wiring instructions from you -- and that they can take that and trash the their own word, trample on their own contractual capacity as lawyers to the extent that they would actually call the sale on the 25th?? Wow.
Breach of contract, egregious irreparable harm, contract breach, bad faith, business tort. I'm a sole proprietor, owner of this home which is my home, which is my equity. They have done torturous interference with myself as a sole proprietorship of a home that also produces rental income. It's also income property that sustains me. They are going to strip me of all it because of a stroke of the clock at midnight. “Oh, there is no more stagecoach, it's a pumpkin again. You lose.” What?
What they're saying is, if you don't wire the money, especially after we failed to respond to any of your emails and phone calls for a week, therefore it's impossible to wire the money because we completely dropped communications! Given that, we don't see a wire transfer for the full amount in our account because we've made it impossible because we deliberately thwarted that from happening….
But for whatever reason, there is no full payoff wired to our account that you have no idea what account number it is. And, my goodness, it's now the stroke of midnight! Ding, ding, ding, ding, ding. It's Wednesday, September 25 at 12:30. We are just going to call the property. And strip you of everything. You title owner, lawful homeowner in possession, person who owns all of the equity of the property: defined as the fair market value estimate minus our full payoff amount, which accounts to about half a million dollars.
We would like to take that half a million dollars from you because, ding, ding, ding, ding, ding, stroke of midnight, it's September 25. We would also like… We are going to give a green light for this other third party to just basically take possession of the whole house. That includes your rental income, people, by the way. Ms. Ramos Yamagishi. The whole shebang. Oh yeah, because look what time it is! It's 12:30 on Wednesday, September 25.
I don't know what you're talking about with regard to full payoff. The point is moot. You didn't have it posted by the date and hour. Didn't have it posted to us. Really? And I have that email. In fact, she emailed Tom Modica and Teresa Harris (loan broker who’d emailed twice and phoned once, produced signed loan approval emailed to Nationstar’s attorneys); that they were going through with the sale that morning because I “had had ample time to settle.”
You guys have created a paper trail of epic contract breach against yourselves. Just proof in the pudding of egregious conduct. These injuries will not go unremedied against me and my four generations here.
This is Renée Ramos Yamagishi 2703 Mathews Street, Berkeley, California. Homeowner in lawful possession since 1965. Title owner and owner of every shred of the equity that qualified me for the hard money loan that funds your full payoff in the first place. My status does not obliterate at the stroke of midnight.
This is not your fairy tale.
October 9, 2019 Notice sent by email
Not a complete set of documents in the paper trail; some not all admissible evidence here.
October 3, 2019
2924.11b2, 2924.12b, Comm 3603 ...
September 28, 2019
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September 28, 2019 We are homeowner in possession and title owner still, since trustee sale is NOT an event that transfers title to the real property -- it deals only in an unproven "lien" sale. Furthermore the mere routine recording of the "trustee's deed upon sale document" is NOT a deed to the property at all -- and does NOT convey title ownership away from the homeowner either. These entities bully and falsify their statements about this all the time -- but it takes a court order or at least a quasi-court-order lookalike to paper over the dispute and issue a writ of eviction -- EVEN THEN THIS IS NOT TITLE! Its sadly a mockery -- and totally rebuttable at law. SEE BELOW article "California's Nonjudicial Foreclosure Two-Step Should Be Danced to the Right Tune," by retired attorney Robert Janes.
As of this date, in order to avoid litigation we have the option to make an offer to the winning bidder of that lien at a steep premium over and above their bid price. OR we may be forced to raise the lawful counterclaims inherent in the controversy from the beginning: Nationstar nor Aztec (defendants who have taken certain actions) have any authority at law to have conducted this "trustee sale" of our home and property. Furthermore, servicer and debt collector Nationstar was offered full payoff "ransom" without providing proof of who owned the loan at all -- but for the waiting period of seven business days Nationstar's legal team decided to push through the nonjudicial conveyor belt -- having "won" nothing in any court of law against me since NONE of the cases ever proceeded to trial or discovery against me.
So the next few days will be carefully spent researching and arriving at the next best course of action, given all the stakes and directed by Our Lord Christ Jesus.
Father Avelino "Abba" Ramos; with Mother Kimiyo Yamagishi Ramos and
little sister in the Mathews Street house. Jan. 1968
September 26, 2019 Chronology of anguish and unbelief ---
September 9 - 19, 2019 After extensive research, I contacted hard money lenders and had to weed through many of them ended up being time-wasters because they did not truly intend to fund my loan - which was for FULL PAYOFF TO NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC . It took days to finally find the good ones - few and far between.
NATIONSTAR ADMITS IT DOES NOT OWN MY LOAN -- AND NO ONE ELSE HAS EVER APPEARED FOR YEARS TO CLAIM THEY OWN MY LOAN - DESPITE SUMMONS INTO COURTROOMS AND LEGAL NOTICES PUBLICATION ---
FULLY COMMITTED TO CLOSING A HARD MONEY LOAN FOR FULL PAYOFF AND AS SOON AS POSSIBLE TO NATIONSTAR for $690,000 on our $1.1 Million house.
AS TITLE OWNER, when I post full payoff Nationstar MUST accept it -- and leave me and my house alone.
NATIONSTAR AND AZTEC FORECLOSURE CORPORATION
INSTRUCTED THE AUCTIONEER TO CALL MY HOME
AT 1:00 PM WED 9/25 -- an illegal unlawful violation of all protocol and California law and any kind of equitable conduct -- WHEN THEY KNEW THE LOAN WAS ALREADY IN PROCESS OF FUNDING! ESCROW OPENED!!!
September 13, 2019 Around the mid-summer of last year 2018 this homeowner gave everything she has and owns to her Maker and Creator, to God as she understood this personality to be; and in a state of anguish and exhaustion pledged "It's Your case, Your house please take it! I work for You now, just show me and help me know what I should do." This burden is not on one woman's shoulders alone. And though she has known for years the Help has shown up in minor and not so minor miracles through so much unknown ... that Help is about to make some kind of major showing. We are not sure - at all - what this will look like. But its likely to include a more public face and discourse in the commons and amongst We the People; to support and encourage and also to edify and educate one another in practical ways.
It's also time for a more major miracle and some kind of win win strategy to effectuate our long sought resolution. Who, what, how? Cant see that exactly -- we walk by faith. We've had to learn to do so, and we've come to find a peace thereby, inexplicable feeling of being okay ... even amidst such troubled waters.
We the People INCLUDES members of our legislature, judiciary and executive governments --- We the People are greatly pressured by forces that would divide and conquer and thus weaken Americans and dampen the American Spirit of 1776 -- and we who call ourselves Americans are in this together. Everywhere individuals are now entering a time in history unlike any other .... perhaps best captured in the admonition "Choose ye this day whom ye will serve."
Correction page 3: Calif. Civ.Code 2924.17
September 4, 2019 The court cancelled today's Case Management Conference stating that it had already deemed plaintiff a "vexatious litigant," and in the face of the following Case Management Statement, which still could have considered reasonable issues not at all voiced or adjudicated inside a courtroom. An order that currently deems plaintiff a "vexatious litigant" does not automatically prevent the case from proceeding, nor is that order immune from being challenged. Yet, we have not had a chance today to meet and conference about the case as it stands.
This court has determined that "security" has to be posted by plaintiff as part of its determination of her "vexatious litigant" status, and YET that "security" of $100,000 as determined by this court (!) is completely ambiguous in the written order: it is not specific if this "security" amount is to be deemed a surety or bond for any clear specific outcome. This means that until or unless this "security" and the order is clarified, if plaintiff were to post $100,000 under the terms of the ambiguous order, any defendant is actually invited to make a claim against it for "the trouble and expense of litigating with a vexatious litigant!" Who in their right mind can consent to this? The order and determination is rebuttable on its face; and we make the necessary adjustments to oppose it.
August 29, 2019 A turbulent and trying time these past few weeks. The court has apparently continued its trajectory by declaring me a "Vexatious Litigant" in an attempt to completely deprive me access to the courts. It is an especially abusive order aimed at shutting down my case entirely by requiring I post $100,000 to my opponents for all their years of trouble my cases and tenacity have "cost them," and to post this by 13th September or have the case dismissed.
Wow. No we do not consent to this DeFacto Denial of Due Process before dispossession of property and primary dwelling no less. Opposition and amended pleadings pending. We have a duty to set the record straight - no matter how weary and battle worn we are.
So I am consulting with my team and committee.... who include good people I can count on one hand and who include Helpers from on High ... A creative solution is making its way into effect. Not sure what that looks like yet. But we live by faith not by sight.
What is "CRIS?" Court Registry Investment System? https://youtu.be/EI4NrZ5bEFU
This former attorney resigned from the profession on Independence Day 2019 Katherine Hine: https://therightsofthefew.com/when-a-bar-member-has-seen-through-the-lies/
Jerry Day Corporate Imposter
Walter Burien CAFR1
Rosa Koire Agenda 21 / 30
August 4, 2019 Notary below appears to be on the run. Or at least last week Friday July 26th she signed receipt of my letter at that address in Euless Texas, 32 days after it left my post office in California. But one week later Friday August 2nd, FedEx reports "recipient moved" and my demand letter is undeliverable to the same address. What is going on?
It turns out for Texas notaries public, members of the public who wish to see the notary log book or obtain certified true copies on an entry regarding a specific document she notarized, must send a letter to the registered mailing address for the notary on file at the Secretary of State notary unit and request in writing that the notary send a certified copy of the log book along with her notarized statement that it is a true and correct copy of her original log book for the document. So, she received my request for the log book copy. Now, she has possibly moved out of her apartment days later, unable to receive my demand letter which is an attempt to validate more information about the specific document signer she acknowledged on the document, and more, before being forced to escalate the inquiry as a matter of law.
July 17, 2019 The "2924 trustee sale" on our home was postponed at 9:00 AM today, which otherwise was scheduled by third party debt collectors at 12:30 PM today. Nationstar's attorney (mortgage servicer debt-collector 3rd party) emailed me the news this morning. So why did they postpone the sale without even a court order granted in my favor? Answer: NOTARY FRAUD. I evidenced clear forgery of the notary signature on the Assignment; having obtained the certified authentic notary application signature from the Secretary of State of Texas (the notary, a Colleen Barnett, is registered in Texas). Her authentic signature found on the official document however, bears little if any resemblance to THREE forgeries found in my County clerk recorders' office; one of those document being mine, the Feb. 2, 2018 Assignment of Deed of Trust.
Attorneys are officially all "officers of the court," having taken an oath to follow the law. Notary fraud and notarial malfeasance is illegal, it is a violation of the notary's own oath and stated duties. The public at large relies on the notary's lawful compliance otherwise ALL of our crucial documents governing property, life and death all come into question.
Judges are taking notary malfeasance more seriously when evidenced in connection to property disputes, especially when the documents proffered are being used to take peoples' homes illegally. We are weary, it has been grueling, I can think of at least 199 things I"d rather be doing with my life than wrangling with this beast ... but I accept the task confronting me and aim for the greater purpose and intent for all this tribulation.
July 11, 2019 In filing the necessary formal objection to the document recently filed by one of the defendants it has become clearer, through figuring out what to write and how to write it that my life has become unacceptably hijacked by this decade-long defense of the family home entrusted to me. It is impossible to quantify the loss in my life; but I am not after money. I have never not wanted to pay hard-earned money; I have needed, however, to stand guard against condoning legalized plunder and unjust irreparable and egregious injury which leaves not just myself and family but the public at large marching into woeful and pitiless enslavement. Honor - and the right of humanity to evolve towards life and enlightenment -- are just a starting list of what's at stake: everything on that list is bigger than myself alone, while also held in resonance in my one heart.
June 28, 2019 The court ordered Mandatory Settlement Conference (MSC) which we met in person for on June 7th. One attorney showed up who allegedly represents servicer/debt-collector Nationstar Mortgage LLC and three other entities whose names form part of the "trust" that supposedly owns the note and loan. Though there is no formal proof that the three other defendants have actually retained this law firm or attorney. Anyway, Nationstar was represented and only a Nationstar employee or agent was available on the phone during the conference. Aztec Foreclosure failed to even respond nor attend.
A week prior to MSC we delivered our Statements to the commissioner, a judge who would not rule, but who provided consult and meeting in chambers with him, most of it privately in separate short meetings that morning. Settlement Conference is different from Mediation: we are attempting to see how far each side is from a potential settlement. Our written Statements are not formally filed or docketed into the case - for the eyes of the other party plus the commissioner only. However our Statements are also not confidential in the way mediation materials might be. Kept to less than 10 pages, my Statement is my legal position as of the date of its writing and status of the case, i.e. as of May 31, 2019 prior to exploring settlement I wrote my position. [Disclaimer: I stand on the legal theory and argument stated in the Statement, but I have not formally pled into the case anything written here; and I may not formally plead it in this way. This Statement was for the purpose of exploring possible settlement. We continue to communicate in and out of court]
Statement is to contain four elements along with Case Background summary. The four elements are Liabilities, Damages, Demand and Offer. Nationstar had not upgraded or changed their Demand and Offer from February 2019 which I'd already answered was unacceptable. The attorney wasn't authorized to offer anything different -- doesn't sound much like any room to negotiate does it. I was met with essentially this position from Nationstar: "If you don't agree to "full payoff" (which was never completely itemized and challenged by me on their line item categories) or agree to "reinstate" the loan with a large cash restatement amount then start making payments towards the "full payoff" we are only able to offer that you vacate in 30 days and take $5000 in exchange for the keys to your house."
Hmmmm... No we already had this conversation as far back as October -- it still didn't adjust at all in February - and now in June its the same unacceptable offer. Attorney stated, "I am authorized to only agree to these and nothing more." That's called ultimatum not negotiation. Maybe its standard for their "settlement talks" and this is not the world of business and the entrepreneurial spirit here anymore. Sadly. Of course, when two business entities (which include myself) are both actually the "real parties in interest" and not an unproven "agent" for one; then there is most always room to actually negotiate and compromise. Why? Because business is fluid, dynamic, there are several moving parts in play; and most importantly in my estimation, there is a code of honor and fair dealing to any reputable business.
This was not an actual negotiation with any capacity to offer and counteroffer or wrangle a darn thing. It was rigid ultimatum and highly uncreative. But I learned a lot. And then the attorney called it quits after only one meeting and a chat in the hallway. What? All we accomplished is my adverse claimants refuse to make formal demand for payment because that would require "proof of standing" and none of the parties represented by counsel that day have it.
Otherwise they'd prove it and we'd actually be able to settle in such a way that is lawful, equitable and right. The following is a fictionalized "plain speak" narrative:
"You owe me money"
"Prove it so i know you're the one I legitimately owe money to"
"No. We don't have to prove anything - we know you've missed payments to somebody and we don't want your payments actually. We are after your house, using California's 2924 conveyor belt designed to take people's houses without any court's scrutiny, without due process."
"You say you're an agent third-party debt collector for the owner of a debt claimed against me. But when I contact the company who agrees to serve as "trustee" of a "trust" that you say owns my debt - the trustee company state in writing multiple times that they have zero knowledge about my "loan" and they aren't making ANY claim about my "loan" against me. No claim whatsoever, based on their utter lack of knowledge. They point back to you, the debt-collector. I don't have a contract with a debt collector who doesn't own a debt claimed against me, i owe a proven debt-owner. Where are they?"
"We wrote we represent the debt collector AND the debt owner."
"But your debt-owner said they never hired any attorneys to make a claim on their behalf. They admit in writing they are neither making a claim nor hiring any attorneys against me."
[Fast forward to the recent Settlement Conference]
Nationstar (debt-collector) attorney: "So, what would it take to prove to you that Nationstar owns the debt?"
"Well, you have to show you have the original wet ink note, properly endorsed ........"
"Ah," nods head.
"Often the original note is lost so you can bring in a Lost Note Affidavit, and someone has to sign it, and that gets notarized ..... and there's a way to do all this ... but ... does Nationstar own the note?"
[Flustered, change the subject.]
Meanwhile the ONLY managing level employee or representative joined by telephone into the Settlement Conference was Nationstar's representative. The defendant who supposedly owns the debt was not involved at all in the conference by phone.
Yes it doesn't follow logic does it? That a business entity or individual investor or group of investors who supposedly bought the note and currently owns it would utterly fail to appear and make its claim for years upon years. And yet our State Attorney Generals and courts accept the word of these debt-collectors who are not even claiming to have standing as the "injured party" and a "real party in interest." All they've actually proven is they have knowledge of payment history on the note. that and a color laser printer to print and mail me statements. Seriously: Nationstar has PROVEN they have nothing else at LAW. I have the same knowledge, many entities can find when the last payment was made, that knowledge grants zero standing to attack and demand payment under threat to take our home! But we find government agencies, a slate of so-called consumer protection entities and the court --- oh the courts -- simply hear the debt collector's claims as if they're legitimate. In the absence of proof of validity or authority under the law, and in the face of proof of fatal defects in key documents used to proceed with foreclosure by parties who are NOT the debt owner.
This sorry state of affairs consistently points to the most plausible situation, and homeowners have been comparing notes for quite some time: if there was a true owner of the note and debt in the past, they have abandoned their claim OR most likely have cashed in on it one way or another (Credit Default Swaps, taking federal bailout money and pocketing it since no mandates were attached to it, selling note-debt instrument to unwary entities who have no recourse to cash in on the collateral, buybacks in settlement agreements, other hidden transactions) and these FORMER real parties (if ever there were) therefore wish to quietly exit the fray keeping their name farrrrrrr away from litigation!
So the standoff is between an unproven debt-collector who refuses to prove it has an agency relationship with a current injured party; and whose "injured party its collecting for" sends in writing that it is NOT making ANY claim of collection (!!!) squaring off opposite the original note-maker and homeowner who has lawful possession of the real property and a controversy on the contract. The contract is the Note, the debt instrument.
Persona Standi in Judicio. Nationstar is Persona NON Standi in Judicio, because it is not a party to the contract and I am not in contract with Nationstar; who is an entity who burst on the scene without any doing on my part, when Bank of America N.A. the prior debt-collector shuffled off servicing to this non-bank debt-collector.
Nationstar claims to be an agent for a corporate "person" who has standing to demand payment or to foreclose; but no one is home there (M&T Bank and Wilmington Trust N.A.) and when they finally come to the door they say IN WRITING (paraphrasing quite accurately from letters and two conversations with M&T Bank parent company IN-HOUSE LEGAL COUNSEL, whose conversation is in Affidavit:) "We have zero knowledge and aren't investing a dime in debt collection against you and haven't hired those attorneys who Nationstar hired, even though the attorneys' pleadings filed into courts of law claim they represent us. We don't know if they do or not but we never hired them. Please don't sue us -- we are trustee of a trust IN NAME ONLY but have no duties of a true trustee according to centuries old law governing trusts. We have no idea what is contained in the trust -- that's beyond our duties, so we have no idea if your loan is contained there or not, which is why we don't and can't make a claim about your loan at all. None, no type of claim coming from us, no Sirree! We formally make No Comment when you inquire us to prove we or the trust owns any debt, due to our formal cluelessness. We don't even track how Nationstar is doing defending against your counterclaims. Did we ask you not to sue us already? Oh OK, we are a borderline non-entity due to utter lack of knowledge, and making no claim regarding your loan or your note or your debt or your case .... and we really hope you agree that our non-entity status should keep our company from being sued. By you. Thank you, goodbye."
June 4, 2019 After sending an email reminding Aztec's management and confirming by phone this morning, their online advertising page has been updated to show "Off calendar." They now will have to record a new public Notice of Trustee Sale at the County, which they can't do unless our court dissolves the protective order and fails to grant Injunction on the 11th of June or anytime thereafter. Hey, Aztec DOES consult the normal everyday calendars. Great! I was getting concerned there for a moment .. that maybe there was an inter dimensional shift time warp and we'd never get on the same page. Hope to see their attorneys this Friday! Stay tuned.
June 3, 2019 All set for Mandatory Settlement Conference first meeting June 7, 2019. Our summary 10 page Statements are turned into our commissioner who will facilitate our attempts at reasonable intelligent negotiations aimed at "good faith settlement." Nationstar will have one or more attorneys present in person. I will have my support present.
Aztec Foreclosure Corporation are totally rogue and have failed to appear at the hearing on Injunction, nor did they submit a Statement, nor have they replied that they will or won't attend the "Mandatory" conference ordered for all parties. But they still manage to defy two successive court orders with ease: 1) They never abide by any TRO's in 5 years - ever; and 2) Even with Continuance on Hearing on Injunction Aztec refuses to remove the published trustee sale date on their websites, for June 5th. Even though current order for a Continuance for hearing on Injunction together have ordered all defendants to cease all this trustee sale business and have our conference followed by the continued hearing, BOTH dates being AFTER the 5th of June (as in the 7th and 11th). Hmmmmm.... it takes Aztec awhile to fully cogitate on a calendar and details like dates.
Maybe that's why in defense against me at the TRO hearing Aztec's attorney pled that they complied with the due diligence mandates of California Homeowners' Bill of Rights (CalHBOR section 2923.5) required BEFORE the filing of their February 2018 document, by attorney adamantly citing to a conversation their company had with me in May..... of 2018. February .. March .. April ... You can NOT make this up. ** Images to the right open to full docs.
Thank you friends, family and support -- for good intended outcomes for June 7th exploratory settlement and June 11th follow-up hearing on Injunction.
May 22, 2019 Hearing on Injunction continued to June 11, 2019 while TRO remains in place. The court ordered Mandatory Settlement Conference for June 7, 2019 (MSC) in which counsel for defendants must appear in person and parties are to file good faith offer or settlement demand one week prior. We aim for productive talks -- and a judge will be officiating. While we do understand that it is possible to reach a mutual settlement and just as possible that the gap is too wide such that we would have to proceed to trial, we hope for lawful conduct and reasonableness on all sides.
We applaud the court for compelling parties to conference in-person --- so far it is questionable if one of the named Defendants will be in atten-dance: Defendant "Aztec Foreclosure Corporation," a franchise of The LOGS Network, has been the recorded self-filed Substituted Trustee for over five years .... the court's order applies to all Defendants to conference on June 7th, but its not clear Aztec believes the order applies to them! Stay tuned: another audio letter is soon likely.
May 15, 2019 COURT IS STILL "TAKING UNDER SUBMISSION" my application for Injunction - reversing its tentative "denial" to the current status, yet unknown, after we showed up and contested it in Judge McGuiness' courtroom.
May justice and correct ruling prevail ~ yesterday we attended hearing on Injunction, after receiving the court's tentative ruling the day before that the court was inclined to deny it citing to a host of legal arguments that have become all to familiar to the disheartening mood of too many California homeowners. Undeterred, I replied I would appear to contest the tentative ruling.
At yesterday's hearing I think our judge and I were able to glimpse a tiny bit more the human side of my unfortunate circumstances and long battle for a reasonable and fair outcome --- the words flowed from me, in honor and truth; while my daughter sat behind me in support. The good judge did reach his decision at hearing that he would not be reversing the denial but instead ordered a Settlement Conference for all parties for June 21st. Perfect, even better: to converse in -person and in-depth with principals and not only their legal counsel. This also would push the soonest "2924 trustee sale" date to after the July 4th weekend.
After the hearing it dawned on me as the afternoon progressed what a victory it was that court-ordered Settlement Conference would compel management-level personnel of three different companies fly to Oakland
to meet in person before a judge who would officiate a studied plea from both sides and not templatized character-assassination and far-flung erroneous conclusions about why our family should be irreparably harmed. A Settlement Conference is up close and personal -- homeowner welcomes it, and apparently our adversaries cringe. This is seen as better than an injunction with out such a conference!
But today (May 17th we await the final order of the court who has continued to take the matter of Injunction "under submission." Either way we are undaunted and look forward to a fun and excellent weekend!
May 9, 2019 It has been a steep climb with crazy fast twists and turns but now we have it back upright, the proper civil unlimited venue court CAN hear and issue an order on application for Injunction. May 14th, 3:00 PM in Dept. 22. I won the TRO (see below) and then noticed that the hearing for Injunction was calendared in Dept. 511 a normally-limited-venue-only courtroom. I thought perhaps the judge had authority to grant the injunction anyway? But then the courtroom clerk in Dept. 511 informed me that they are "unable to issue orders on the case" in that Dept. I AM PLAINTIFF, AND THIS IS NOT UNLAWFUL DETAINER COURT; I filed a civil unlimited case; but somehow the hearing on Injunction was scheduled for hearing in a Limited-Civil courtroom?? So I motioned to reclassify in a four-page handwritten hurry -- but when I asked the clerk to reserve ex party to hear motion to reclassify they corrected the error and calendared Injunction hearing with the proper UNLIMITED civil venue, Dept. 22. Whew.
COURT PAGE will later upload pleadings closer to hearing date of May 14, 2019.
The below AUDIO came a few hours before the dental disaster .. healing up fine, thank you Dr. Choi (dentist in Vallejo, whew).
"That's About It" AUDIO, directed to adversaries, off the cuff.
Hearing on Injunction in three weeks. Now that we understand the article by Bob Janes below, however, we are prepared if we ever do get taken to trustee sale! Must-read.
"postponing" is compliant
with the order, even when
Injunction is granted. We disagree. But what's new?
Injunction to follow.
April 19, 2019 Complaint filed. Ex Parte application for protective order (TRO) to be heard prior to 4/24/19 scheduled trustee sale (likely calendared for Tuesday April 23, 2019 at Superior Court, Alameda County, Hayward Hall of Justice, Dept. 511.) Stay tuned.
TRO Granted (see above).
"COURT" page on this site has uploads of full pleadings now active.
Click above image for video of author speaking on the main points made in his book.
4/9/2019 It's Pull-Back-the-Curtain-Time! The information below reveals clearly and finally what IS and IS NOT "sold" at a "trustee sale." Most of us, including lawyers and judges, have been duped by clever word magic and mis-naming by the "foreclosure machine" for years. Check out this reverse-engineering exposé thanks to one of our leading experts in firing back to uphold our rights with the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC), Robert M. Janes, attorney retired and legal researcher-author. The information may have applications in other non-judicial states because all states have adopted the UCC which is governing law over a Note or instrument of indebtedness (check your Notice of Sale document for a comparable disclaimer referenced.)
It turns out that we homeowners in California have been assaulted by a "2924 scheme," a non judicial foreclosure conveyor belt touting the wrong name! This isn't a "foreclosure" in the traditional understanding because the NOTE is not involved at all. Instead, California's "2924 statutory scheme" allows third parties to sell (or assign or transfer) ONLY A LIEN interest in the Deed of Trust or security instrument, but no note-owner is anywhere near this 2924 scheme. Hard to believe, but study on: the homeowner lawfully and legally retains her rights to title, ownership AND possession after a trustee sale and even after the filing of a "trustee deed upon sale" in California.
However, the entities, known as foreclosure mill law firms who enter the fray AFTER trustee sale have been especially abusive to homeowners in the "UD Court" phase of this -- but this is part of the formula because they are actually in a weak position when they first summons the homeowner who retains her lawful right of POSSESSION AND TITLE: the trustee sale conveyed no rights to title ownership or possession because it sold "only a lien interest and not the property itself." Bob Janes de-constructs what is being adjudicated in Unlawful Detainer "UD" Court - and why we need to comprehend this plainly, so we know what and how to plead for our rights. HOW? MOTION TO RECLASSIFY the UD case.
The below article dives deeply into homeowners' risks with a summons into the INCORRECT COURT VENUE of the "limited civil" and hasty "summary" proceeding of a landlord-tenant eviction procedure. The UD process is a serious matter which must AND CAN BE wrangled, but armed with the correct knowledge! Homeowners in California: its time to buck the tide and show up for what's right and against what's wrong that is harming California's people unto multiple generations. HINT: Make an audio recording in your own voice like I did, and listen to it, discuss it.
Danced to the Right Tune," 4th Edition, by Robert M. Janes, J.D.
(Referencing documents viewable at the bottom of page of "Who Is The Injured Party?" page above.)
IMPORTANT NOTE: Referencing the above audio, "investors who bought Certificates of Residential-Mortgage-Backed-Securties (RMBS)" from Wall Street firms, were NOT sold rights to the Note NOR to the actual real estate securing performance on a Note. The "animal" of RMBS was morphed in such a way by purveyors of those securities as to completely disconnect the original Note-Maker (i.e. "borrower/homeowner) from any connection whatsoever to investors. This then allowed intermediaries (read "interloper entities) armed with merely the knowledge that the borrower has fallen behind on payments, to then enter the fray claiming to collect for the owner of the Note; when no such identifiable intact "owner of the Note" exists any longer.
FOLLOW THE MONEY: The proceeds of selling the real property after a 2924 trustee sale are paid to the servicer, NOT the supposed owner they work for. In fact there has been no proof or discovery that the "Rent-a-Bank name as Trustee of the Trust (REMIC trust)" touted as the debt-owner EVER gets the funds. Neither do any prior "investors" or "certificate-holders" see a dime of it -- they are not identifiable parties at this point in the deplorable 2924 scheme. Nope - its the mortgage-servicers laughing all the way to the bank -- surely certain participating entities must get their royalties (Rent-a-Bank name as trustee, the self-authenticated 'substituted trustees' and the FMLF attorneys (Foreclosure Mill Law Firms.) It appears the purse strings of this lucre which leaves families homeless out on the curbs of Main Street - are purse strings tight in the grip of mortgage-servicers and their hidden partners. Further research can be found at (https://livinglies.me) and (msfraud.org)
We have never pled for or demanded a "free house;" We have tried to pay the right party to eliminate any doubtful entities, to cure the dispute with certainty so our children and heirs would not be saddled with the same debilitating controversy.
ALL our litigation and demands have been consistent with this aim and still is. "Our Story" page has brief history of first five years of repeated denials of loan modification applications for which we were well-qualified and wrongly denied by Bank of America entities; followed by five years of active litigation to summons into court and settle directly with the debt-owner and note-owner who never appeared and still has not appeared.
YES, some yea many investors were left hurting in financial loss BUT they had no legal contract to recoup losses through any rights to the property itself! Our position on the investor's plight -- particularly the working people pensioners' looted retirement accounts or the smaller mom-and-pop investors in RBMS. Local Pensioners' Resilience (proposed solution to make a point) pp. 46 -48 . pages on proposal that borrowers repeatedly denied loan modifications by 3rd parties bent on taking their homes instead, devise an alternative cure ratified by new legislation and the courts that borrower payments get funneled into an account by County or Region to reimburse local pensioners of looted funds (firefighters, teachers, municipal workers, county hospital and first responders etc) who served a lifetime in that County community.
Oh, sure the idea would never fly with California legislature and corporate partners -- it serves to make a point. She would amend that idea to add our veterans, who too often return home from tour of duty of unspeakable sacrifice in the name of this Republic, but met with corporate entities who would further embattle them and their family's very well-being on home soil! Veterans and their families unjustly attacked out of very shelter and sanctuary by rogues here instead of adequately protected by Oathkeepers to our Constitution -- forced then to combat homelessness as well as the trauma of war, here back "home." We should never tolerate this when our own laws dictate better. We advocate for veterans.
To cure any ambiguity that she is paying the right party or would be losing her property to the right person who is owed the debt opposite her on the Note she signed, the Note-Maker has the right, pursuant to UCC 3, to summon and call forth the Note-Owner to make "Presentment" pursuant to UCC 3-501, and prove it's standing as the Person Entitled To Enforce the NOTE (PETE). At the Presentment event, the PETE and Note-owner can formally declare "default" against Note-Maker if there has been non-payment.
4/18/2019 Further Analysis of the article titled "California's Nonjudicial Foreclosure Two-Step Should Be Danced to the Right Tune," by retired attorney Robert M. Janes. If you haven't read it, recommended to do so - there's also a link to an audio reading of the same article just under the link to the PDF.
After taking in the quite revelatory analysis by Janes, this is the blogger's audio after mulling it over for another ten days or so. The audio mixes narrative specific to this particular homeowner's case and controversy, and is illustrative as well. This analysis and audio here is BASED on the speaker's study of Robert Janes' well-researched article.
Most recent four blog posts are updated to include this revelatory analysis. Additionally due consideration should be given to the ancient maxim of law " "Nemo Dat Quod Non Habet." (updated 4/28/19 )
Law professionals: have you read Bastiat?
April 2, 2019 Added practical steps to blog post on California Homeowner Bill of Rights. "CalHBOR" came up for renewal on January 1, 2018 and retained power!
The four most recent blog posts ("BLOG" page above) together weave analysis and some strategy for California homeowners especially, and also very applicable to any "nonjudicial foreclosure" state in which Assignments of deed-of-trust is used to claim title ownership upon "trustee sale:" it does NOT. Furthermore, for all 50 states, applicable is Negotiable Instrument Law (UCC3) and Maxim of Law: "Nemo Dat Quod Non Habet." (updated 4/28/19 )
Here's a short video story (Part one): A career cold-case homicide detective and staunch atheist decided to read the gospels as eye-witness accounts by people who long ago passed away, written by reporters who also were no longer around to interview directly.... his decades of forensic scrutiny got the better of him. "C'mon, a guy who rose from the dead?" Cold case investigation on. (part of a 9-part documentary series).
Excerpt: "The ultimate problem in theism is the enigma of evil .... The central ambiguities and incomprehensible nature of the problem of evil in human experience center in our immature and simplistic understanding of reality and God's relation to the finite universe.... Man can find the love of God without facts, and man can discover the laws of God without love, but man can never begin to appreciate the infinite symmetry, the supernal harmony, the exquisite repleteness of the all-inclusive nature of the First Source and Center until he has found divine law and divine love and has experientially unified these in his own evolving cosmic philosophy. ..."
March 28, 2019 Today are added two short video clips mid-way down on blog, titled "Why I believe the afterlife is not about unending punishment for anyone." These short sequential videos by author Donna D’Ingillo are on a distinct aspect of spiritual understanding contained in The Urantia Book, a collection of conveyances consistent with the Bible. Donna is a co-founder of a teaching and healing community (Institute of Christ Consciousness). These are part of her current online series under the heading “The Correcting Time”, which is the time we are in
now on the planet.
The meditations at
the end are good too.
followed by “Personal
with Donna D'Ingillo, Berkeley Calif. April 25, 2019
Updates and additions made to the blog post on the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) and more.
The post and this site as a whole is for self-represented homeowners, policy makers including We the People who seek a redress of grievances, to law professionals and court personnel, and also especially our respectable JUDGES tasked with daunting decisions on a daily basis: RESPECT for what is on judicial shoulders,
in these dire times, regardless.
March 24, 2019: Added this video to the page on this site "Who is the Injured Party?" Check it out -- 50 minutes of plain-speak titled "MORTGAGE CRSIS IN A NUTSHELL," presented by acting attorney and professor of law John Campbell.
March 15, 2019: Today created a new page on this site -- "WHO IS THE INJURED PARTY?" and sent out initial outreach to friends and colleagues in these trenches with me for some years -- us old-timer frontliners, yes indeed. We are connected, and those alliances do nothing but grow over time.
March 3, 2019: After voluntarily dismissing my bankruptcy last week just 14 days later after filing, it appears opposing parties have postponed trustee sale date to April 24, 2019 so 26th March has been moved up -- nice relief! I didn't do anything except retreat from litigation and courts. Of course I also had offered them a lot of money if they would agree we both retreat and was rejected. Let's see whose paying attention now that an offer from me was formally made -- and not a ridiculous one at all either.
It will be one year ago in June when I consciously and deliberately gave this case and all I own to God and asked, begged Him to take the wheel. "I work for you now on the whole thing God, its your case and your house, please ok? Thank you for taking it from me! It's too much for me alone. " So my job now is really about discerning divine will for each step -- and to glean clearly the lessons and bigger picture as I take it through. One lesson is total trust and patience -- especially when all I can see is one small step in front of me. What an adventure. Boy I'm glad I'm not alone.
2/28/2019 Wasn't sure until just before falling asleep last night - lessons of calm patience. Clarity came: no need bankruptcy court and we distance in respect and peace.
Time to rest the brain circuits and nerves. Must silence noise; orbit widen, travel & creative & natural setting without so much radiation smog ... Total trust: at the appointed time correct words and will of God manifests - without fail. Guided to now body & brain renew by outdoor physical work, an old friend one longs to be with again.
Noon February 15 2019
No trustee sale next week - WE DID IT!
We have protection from a short 30 day stay in bankruptcy - so we prepare our motions proposing a clear and reasonable plan towards resolution ~ to plead before our chief judge in bankruptcy court ~ who probably and hopefully will like our plan, because the controversy leaves his court entirely and returns where it belongs: civil unlimited State Court of Alameda County.
11:33 am 2/15/2019 "postponed" to 3/26/2019
February 14, 2019 A settlement offer was rejected by attorneys for Nationstar yesterday; and so was my next offer rejected which was 33% higher still. Nope. Maybe they didn't like my reference to the Constitution in my email accompanying my offer. I had to clarify a point of correction in reference to something the attorney wrote in his first rejection. Can't say I didn't try to avoid new lawsuit.
However while the attorney was composing and sending this to me I already had the hunch and had filed for bankruptcy protection on 4:24 PM after getting the guidance from an attorney who showed up in my orbit and gave me two phone calls - perfect timing. Returned the lawyer's email while walking out of the filing clerks' with this in hand: part of my reply mentioned "failure to grasp the concept," and a heads up to look for documents tomorrow.
This new bankruptcy petition immediately guards against any dispossession of our home; while we work within the parameters and procedures properly. We are worn and sometimes weary; but we are unafraid and our hearts have learned to be unbroken. There's a much bigger picture here than our little 111-year old kinda broken down house. Our Constitutional Republic and Principles of Law and Rightdoing -- are fighting for its life.
February 12, 2019 There is a formal settlement offer from our family FedExed yesterday, sitting on the desk of Reed Smith LLP law firm in Los Angeles; offered to defendant Nationstar Mortgage LLC who has clarified verbally that they are mere third party debt collectors for an unknown, non-appearing, and apparently non-existent alleged "injured party." Nonetheless, we have had a minimally helpful telephone conference that "ransom" paid from us to only Nationstar, sourced from our outside funding options, could end this ten-year controversy once and for all, indemnifying (protecting) our family from any future claims from any entity not a party to the settlement agreement at this time.
Defendant Aztec Foreclosure Corporation who is the same entity as Shapiro, VanEss, Sherman & Marth LLP law office in Costa Mesa, has continued to advertise a 2/19/2019 auction of our home, so our offer is on the table only until 2:30 PM Wednesday February 13, 2018 after which we will implement Plan B or Plan C. Stay tuned.
Mejiro "white eye" and sakura, Tokyo Japan
January 15, 2019 By now we know that "the case" is fought both in and out of courts ...
After winning preliminary injunction in State court pleading violations of California Homeowner Bill of Rights, defendants removed the case to federal court, albeit improperly. We went along cautiously because we TRUSTED the word of attorneys that since federal court mandated good faith negotiations in "Alternate Dispute Resolution" conference, all parties would finally bring reasonableness to the table towards settlement. This phone-only "exploratory conversation" turned out to be a farce though helpful going forward in litigation. Apparently litigation is preferred over discussion and bullying over fair play. These ten years it is our Intuition guiding the way above all.
That intuition and hunch led to the choice to dismiss the case without prejudice so we could, if needed, start it again later ... it was the best light and skill we had at the time. So, our November 5, 2018 Dismissal Without Prejudice we filed afforded us a Thanksgiving-Christmas-New Year's without litigation -- in itself our victory of claiming our lives-and-joyful-times from usurpation by this battle. See Court 2018 scroll to bottom for some pleadings in the case.